If you ever need to look for a real-life Elsa, you need look no further. I am the human equivalent in that I love the cold. Like seriously, love it. So naturally, I have a bit of a freak-out every time summer comes around and aside from all of the BBQ’s, there’s not a single thing I like about it. Here is my list of 15 reasons why I hate summer which you can read whilst I hibernate until October.

15 Reasons Why I Hate Summer

  1. Hayfever: I tell you, there’s absolutely nothing I love more than sneezing 300 times a day and having a sinus headache for 5 months out of the year.
  2. Personal maintenance: I hate shaving my legs but unfortunately, more skirts and shorts means more leg shaving. Unless you’re one of those ultra cool women who doesn’t and gives no fucks. I bow to you.
  3. Bugs: Wasps. Ugh. Daddy long legs. Ugh. Flying ants. Triple ugh.
  4. Lethargy: I don’t know about you, but heat makes me soooo tired. And going to bed at 8 every night doesn’t make for very interesting stories.
  5. Electric shocks every time you touch a car door: Although I think this one might just be me. Even so, what the hell man?
  6. Being a pale, redhead: Sunburn. Sunburn everywhere. Sunburn when it’s not even sunny.
  7. The race against time ice-cream challenge: Taking an ice-cream from the freezer to the living room without it melting down your arm is just an impossible task.
  8. Showering 3 times a day: Could do without that, to be honest.
  9. No air-con: My house isn’t air conditioned. 99% of houses in the UK aren’t air conditioned. My kitchen turns into a sauna and my bedroom turns into Mordor. So sleeping is like, super pleasant.
  10. Trying not to act awkward when you head into your garden for an nice relaxing hour of reading at exactly the same time as your 65 year-old neighbour in nothing but his pants does: Eww.
  11. Not being able to use the oven in between the hours of 12pm and 9pm: Well, you can, if you don’t mind feeling like a dragon has just breathed on your head.
  12. Wasting make-up: Because by the time you step outside, it’s already melted off.
  13. The hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of Ibiza and Maga photos that pop up on Facebook: Which all look exactly the same. Are 460 photos all of you in a club, with paint on your face, holding a vodka and coke really necessary?
  14. Getting into a car and feeling like you’ve accidentally fell into the fires of hell: What did I do to deserve this? I always tried to be a good person.
  15. Heat, in general: Hate it.

Do you agree with any of these or are you a lover of this dreaded season? What are your favourite and least favourite things about summer? Let me know!


  1. I love what you wrote.
    As I get ready to go to work, I know it will be in the 90โ€™s, I will have a damn mask on and be miserable.
    I hate the heat
    I hate hot car interiors that burn your butt when you sit down and how you cant breathe until ac kicks on
    I hate all the road work that takes place and traffic
    Insects as big as Hondas
    Mosquitoes that carry 15 different kind of diseases
    Mosquito sprays
    Bugs in the house
    Spiders- big a spiders
    Not having an appetite to eat anything
    Allergies that have you wake up coughing like you are part of a traveling rock band living on cigs and whisky
    Sharks- in New England we got man eating sharks

  2. I feel so bad for you. I truly sympathize. I wish I had the money to send you a massive air conditoner from the USA. I hate summer also!!!!!!! Here in the USA it is mosquitos along with heat!! I hide inside all summer. I have AC. My windows are sealed shut but at 11:30 pm at night just when I am ready to drift off there is that annoying high pitched mosquito whine of one damn bug that managed to get in. And I know that mosquito is not leaving until they have a full tank of my blood!! My house has ac and my electric bills are high. But during the winter I am ultra cheap with the heat to make up for it. I hate seeing sweating half naked people, seeing myself sweaty and half naked. My skin is prone to breakouts in the summer unless I wash it three times a day. I use tons of hairspray. I have to argue with myself not to be grouchy. I dread July and August. Even the sound of them conjures up visions of stoking a fiery furnace in hell. I dream of October and pray September is unseasonably cool. I thrive in the winter! I am cheerful and enjoy being cozy in my house. Nuf said.

  3. This is an old blog, but I’m replying anyway. It’s 110F today and is going to be for the rest of the week. Summer can go die now.

  4. Totally agree! I hate Summer.Glad I’m not the only one. It’s just so hot and sweaty and bleurghhh! Plus everyone always wants to go out and do things and everywhere gets so busy. I’m happy at home in my PJs with a book, thanks very much! x

  5. Flying Ants! That is my least favourite day of the year. I don’t understand why they suddenly need to mutate and have wings. Totally agree with this point and as a fellow redhead I feel your sunburn pain! x x

  6. Did you know that if you consume (you don’t eat honey, or drink it, so idk the word for it) some of the honey made locally in you r area then your allergies shouldn’t be as bad. Just a helpful tip

    1. Yes! I agree. We have a small pool at home which I’ve only had out once like 2 summers ago but it’s really nice to just laze about in. Hoping to get it out again this year. I’m the same as you, I get warm really easily too.

  7. Oh my goodness you really do hate summer! I’m the exact opposite I hate winter! But I do relate to some of your bug bears, seeing your 65 year old neighbour in his undies must be a shocker! I hate wasps too, and leg shaving isn’t my favourite either!

  8. You’re going to break the internet with this post. People are going to uproar against you, haha! Although I most definitely disagree with you, I actually agree with most of your reasons! Maybe I do hate summer and I just don’t know it!?!?!?!? This could be life changing! But, I also hate the winter…..


    1. Hahahaha! Brilliant comment ๐Ÿ˜‰ in surprised at how many people have agreed with me to be honest – I thought I’d have been chased down the street with pitch forks by now. Maybe you do… Maybe you’ve joined the dark side and haven’t realised yet xx

  9. I have to admit I don’t hate summer but I’m not a fan of it either. Having said that I live in Scotland where it rarely gets above 20 degrees so suits me fine, warm but not hot.
    I don’t have hayfever either thankfully but my other half does and used to live in Manchester and suffer badly, now he’s up here he rarely gets it at all. Strange but true.

    1. I think I would really enjoy living in Scotland! London just gets TOO DAMN HOT. Like unbearably hot. There’s no relief sometimes either other than sitting in a freezing cold bath. Hayfever is the worst – I’ve not stopped sneezing these past few days.

      1. Hayfever sounds horrid, hope there’s something you can take that helps. I would hate living in London, I like heat but not that much. Everytime the summer forecasts come round I’m always pleased I don’t live further south.

      2. I take hayfever tablets but they don’t really work as well as I hope they would. But my hayfever is REALLY bad… So it’s hard to find anything that helps. Just gotta do what I can to keep it at bay. I hate the summer here – it’s unbearable. Last year we got 36.7 degrees one day!!!! Hell on earth!

      3. That’s a shame about the tablets. As for 36.7 degrees, that’s ok for a desert but not for a city. No way I would cope with that.

  10. I agree with so many of these! Especially hay fever, bugs, and sunburn! I am also not an outdoorsy person at all so I don’t really care how nice the weather is. I do like summer more than winter, though. I HATE snow. What I really love is Fall. Allergies go away, you don’t need the AC or the heater on, and you can wear sweaters and hoodies ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I’m inclined to agree with you – I like wearing cardigans and hoodies! We don’t get an awful lot of snow here in London and when we do it doesn’t last and doesn’t set. Apart from very occasionally. I do like being outdoors but not when it’s hot.

  11. Yes, thank you for all of these! Warm days give me headaches, make me feel dizzy and lethargic, and basically render me useless. I hate mosquitoes and wasps with a fiery passion. I always feel warm and gross and just ugh. Go away.

    1. It gives me headaches too! Too much squinting at the sun. I’m warm more often than not – sometimes takes me a while to cool down so when it’s so hot that it’s IMPOSSIBLE to cool down its pretty much hell ๐Ÿ˜‚ xx

  12. I love the summer just wish it was hotter here in the UK. I love nothing more than sitting in my garden with a glass of Pimms and a book. Luckily I don’t suffer with hay fever and I am not frightened of bugs. So for me bring Summer on. Xx

    1. Hotter? Nooooo! It was 36 degrees where I am last year that’s like 20 degrees too hot haha ๐Ÿ˜‚ I do like lazy days in the garden when it’s warm, with a book and a BBQ I will admit. You’re so lucky you don’t suffer with hayfever… Mine is unbearable sometimes ๐Ÿ™ xx

  13. Hey Jenny!!!

    I just had to laugh at these!!!! Personally I love the heat the hotter the better just so long as it’s dry heat and not humidity because nobody ain’t got time for that!! =) Bless you, I really hope you manage ok this summer – if we GET a summer of course?!?!!?

    Great post Jenny, I may have to disagree with you as my post would be 15 things I hate about winter!!!! =P

    Love you girl xoxoxo
    Sarah xoxoxo

  14. Ha! When I lived in Essex, I had air con because of the excessive summer heat. Moved to Scotland and climate just right for me!

    1. You had air con?! What type of air con?! This is like a revelation for me. We’ve got LOADS of fans but when it’s THAT hot it just blows hot air in your face ugh!

      1. Mobile units. Two of them. If anyone you know is driving around Scotland for a holiday, happy to send one back with them, for you.

  15. I’m the polar opposite of you. I love the heat! That’s why the sooner these cold, bristling winds and rains comes to an end in the SF Bay Area, the better. Bring on the sun!

    1. You’re exactly like my boyfriend! It’s so difficult when one of us loves the cold but the other one hates it ๐Ÿ˜‚ I could have a fan on me all day – regardless of the weather! I love a bit of rain as well!

  16. This has got to be one of my favorite posts ever!! Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ I feel the exact same way. I LOATHE summer, which is unfortunate since I live in Arizona where it’s summer for about 2/3 the year ๐Ÿ˜ž but yes to being pale and burning all the time (do you ever get a sick sense of satisfaction when someone who is normally tan around you burns? or is that just me? ๐Ÿ˜) and the car from hell but… too freaking true, and don’t get me started on when you accidentally hit the metal buckle…

    1. Oh my goodness I couldn’t bear living somewhere as hot as that! I bet if you came here during summer you wouldn’t think it was hot at all and I was just being a baby haha! I most definitely get a bit smug when a tanned person burns ๐Ÿ˜ oh god the metal bit on the buckle! Ouch!

  17. pretty much all of them. Seriously, why does our weather have to be so extreme? But then my office is on the cool side of the house, and I’m quite happy to stay in there forever if I have to…

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